Driven with the wind in your sails, you can get to Namibia from Cape Town in just over eight hours, if you’re prepared to forego lunch or any of the attractions vying for your attention along the way.
But you could treat the 890 km (more like 1500 km if you’re intent on Windhoek) route as a road trip and do it in a more leisurely fashion, savouring the chance to explore the nether regions of South Africa’s north western hinterland.
Most people take the N7 north but off this are numerous highways and byways that if you are prepared to explore, using the N7 as the skeleton of your route, give you plenty to see and do before you come to the border with Namibia.
Perfect time to travel: Winter. Cape Town has been experiencing unseasonably warm, windless and dry winters with day time temperatures around 18 degrees, making it balmy and conducive to outdoor living… Continued